Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Workout Wednesday - SeaWheeze Training

Despite my inability to sit still or rest, my hip is actually recovering really well from my IT band strain! And with the
SeaWheeze fast approaching, it's time to get down to business! LuluLemon has provided a free training app for half marathon training and I'll be loosely following it. Why loosely? Well one of the biggest things I learned from training for my last half ad becoming injured is that I know my body better than anyone else. The last program I followed had me running 5-6 days a week and immediately I thought that was a heavy load with no cross training and little rest but I told myself others knew better than me. WRONG! 

Rest, cross training and strength training are important and the last few months have truly shown me how well my body responds when I give it all three (and more food!). So while I am looking to the SeaWheeze app for guidance on mileage and time I should be comfortable at each week leading up to the half, I am not including all the running they have scheduled. I am in good shape already and I'll be supplementing running with other gentler forms of cardio (swimming, biking, elliptical, and stairs).  I'll judge as I go if I need to add or take away any running - yes, I want to run a decent half but more than that, I want my hip strong and healthy! And pain free!

So this is week one of the SeaWheeze/Julia half marathon training program - hope it goes well!

Here's what I'll be running in August

Who else is doing the SeaWheeze? Are you training for something else? Have you ever ignores your gut to listen to others training advice and regretted it? Have you checked out yet??

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